Costa Rica advances legislation to attract digital nomads

TO TCRN, we insisted on the evolution of remote work and the important role of the so-called digital nomads all over the world today Costa Rica has an objective regarding this issue, taking into account the law in force, in order to promote long-term stays in the country and to increase the expenditure of resources of foreign origin.

The government of Costa Rica, led by Carlos Alvarado, signed a law in order to attract digital nomads, international service providers. The legislation will help to improve the field of tourism, its reactivation; The law is a strengthening of the tourist area, which offers remote workers greater legal certainty and greater motivation to work from any Costa Rican area.

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Core employment and fundamental well-being

The special law for digital nomads in Costa Rica repeatedly contains the words “employment” and “well-being”, both must be a guarantee for all those who decide to do their job from the country, which in the long run term, can help generate greater investment, more work opportunities for the Tico population, because the digital nomad, after all, consumes services, covers his food, moves from one place to another according to his interest, hiring people.

There are other advantages

The legislation will allow any foreign person, with an income above 2,500 euros, to stay in Costa Rica for up to one year with a visa that can be extended for one year. If you are traveling with your family, the income must be more than 4,300 euros.

Part of what is the personal telecommunications or computer equipment so that the nomad can do his job will be exempt from all taxes as long as he meets the criteria of proportionality which will be dictated by the National Directorate of Customs of the Treasury.

Among other things, the driver’s license issued in the recipient’s home country and which is valid will be valid for the purpose of driving in Costa Rica. It should be noted that 32 tourism development centers in the Central American country have the conditions to receive and serve digital nomads.

Experts say the number of people willing to apply for visas as digital nomads has increased, prompting businesses and organizations to feel the motivation to invest despite the Covid-19 pandemic. They, the specialists in the field, evoked in 2021 entertainment tourism, as the one that has strengthened in all areas, with a lot of technology in its operation, since the purchase, the operation and the experiences to be received.

The most attractive cities

The most attractive cities for digital nomads are those in which special visas have been approved for them some time ago, such as Melbourne, Dubai, Sydney, Tallinn and San José (Costa Rica), a study published this year pointed out. by the digital platform Netspick. Forbes picked ten of the best places for nomads that year, and Costa Rica is one of them.


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